Diversified professionalism of physical education teachers in the Asian context of Hong Kong

Sum, R. K. W. and Dimmock, C. (2014) Diversified professionalism of physical education teachers in the Asian context of Hong Kong. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 20(4), pp. 453-469. (doi:10.1080/13540602.2014.881643)

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Abstract

This study investigates the socialization and professional experiences of primary school physical education teachers (PSPETs) in the Asian context of Hong Kong. A qualitative research design is adopted. The researcher used semi-structured interviews, supplemented by documentary sources (diaries) for conducting data collection. Eleven PSPETs participated in this study. Data were analysed through open axial and selective coding. The concepts of organizational sensitivity, sources of satisfaction, dealing with influential persons or critical incidents, status of the profession, educational reform as a trend, and versatile roles are revealed in the theory of ‘Diversified Professionalism’. The substantive theory thus contributes to an increased appreciation of the PSPETs’ work and to the literature on physical education teachers’ professionalization and professionalism.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dimmock, Professor Clive
Authors: Sum, R. K. W., and Dimmock, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Interdisciplinary Science Education Technologies and Learning
Journal Name:Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1354-0602
ISSN (Online):1470-1278

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